John Alden Dix (1860 - 1928)

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John Alden Dix (December 25, 1860 – April 9, 1928) was the 38th Governor of New York from January 1911 to December 1912.


Born in Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, Dix attended Cornell University, but never graduated. He was an initiated member of the Beta Charge of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity. His uncle was Civil War General and Governor of New York John Adams Dix.

In 1908, he ran for Lieutenant Governor of New York on the Democratic ticket with Lewis S. Chanler, but was defeated. Two years later he ran for Governor of New York on the Democratic ticket and was elected.

He died in New York City and was interred at Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York.

Dix was to set sail as a passenger aboard the RMS Titanic on April 20, 1912 upon its arrival in New York for its return voyage to Europe. The trip never took place due to the Titanic sinking on her maiden voyage.

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December 25, 1860
April 9, 1928
Age 67